It’s a new year, but Rihanna is still using the same tactics she did last year. The 24-year-old appears on yet another magazine cover wearing barely there clothing. This time around she appears in seven different ones all snapped by photographer Zoe McConnell for Complex magazine’s February/March 2013 issue. The Unapologetic singer really opens up for the publication with a few revealing self portraits and an equally naked interview. Check out this awkward excerpt when the interviewer asked Robyn Rihanna Fenty about her duet with Chris Brown on “Nobody’s Business.”
Before leaving the restaurant for the airport, Rihanna addresses one last question. It’s the biggest question surrounding the song: If her relationship with Brown is truly nobody’s business, then why make a record about it?
Her voice, usually warm and cut with chuckles, turns cold. ‘Pardon me?’ she replies, her eyebrow slightly raised. Even after the question is repeated, she hesitates to answer. The hands that moved up and down throughout the conversation, suddenly fall flat. ‘It’s the truth. Remember?’ she says, turning toward the other side of the table to gather her belongings. As she gets up to leave, she adds: ‘It’s a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.’
Check out all seven versions of Rihanna’s Complex covers below. Be sure to share which one is your favorite and why in our comments section.
It’s that time of year again and the 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Award nominations (aka Razzies) for the worst achievements in film have been announced. The nominees were revealed in a video (which I have included below) featuring Razzie-players Glenn Simon and Kelie McIver!
In the entire list of categories, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 managed to get nominated in every single category, including Worst Picture. Also, Rihanna made her film debut this year in Battleship, but unfortunately for her managed to receive a nomination for Worst Support Actress. In her defense, that film also received a nomination for Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, and Worst Screenplay.
The actual ceremony will be held on February 23, 2013. Check out the list of nominees below and watch the funny video announcement as well.
It’s been a big year in music and a lot of records have been broken. It’s insane to think that Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” has passed the 1 billion views mark for his music video on YouTube. Carly Rae Jepsen was launched into superstardom after Justin Bieber personally endorsed her soon-to-be worldwide obsession, “Call Me Maybe.” It’s pretty much a given that these two songs are in the Billboard‘s Top 10 Songs of 2012, but what about the other eight?
Billboard’s top song of the year also charted #1 in Radio Songs, #1 in Digital Songs, #5 in Ringtones, #8 in Pop Songs, and #6 in Adult Contemporary. If that doesn’t give it away, I’m sure the header photo did. The number one song is Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” which also features Kimbra. Love that song! Find out what other songs make up the Top 10 list below. I’ve also included all of the songs/music videos should you be inclined to watch the videos and/or listen to the songs. Enjoy!
James Franco and Seth Rogan have just released a Red Band teaser trailer for their upcoming film, ‘This Is The End,’ due out in June 2013. Since today is the end of the Mayan Calendar and supposedly the end of the world, the two introduce the clip from a dingy basement somewhere while they wait out the end of the world madness. “How are we gonna jerk off?” asks Rogan. We then see them both in different parts of the room, doing the deed while peeking over their shoulder and looking at each other. LOL. THEN we FINALLY move onto the actual trailer.
The film is about Franco, Rogen, Jonah Hill and a bunch of other famous/funny friends (who play themselves) facing the end of the world after a party at Franco’s house in Los Angeles. The movie features Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Michael Sera, Aziz Ansari and more.
I can’t believe ALL of those people are in this movie… and then some. This is going to be epic and I can’t wait to see it. Enjoy the trailer below!
This week, a new episode of Homorazzi aired on OUTtv (Episode 9 to be exact) and in case you missed it, we’ve got the full episode for you to check out below. Since Nic (one of our usual panelists) was away vacationing in Hawaii (stay tuned for coverage on that), Blue from OUTtv join in as a special guest!
As usual, the panel started off by tackling some of the latest Gossip and the most heated discussion took place on the topic of Rihanna & Chris Brown seemingly back in a relationship. The conversation then transitioned to Britney Spears & will.i.am‘s new “Scream & Shout” music video as well as comments on how she’s been doing on The X-Factor as a judge. Also discussed was Tegan & Sara‘s new “Closer” music video and we’d like to clarify that the Canadian indie rock duo are indeed both lesbians and twin sisters (despite some of the confusion discussed in the episode below – LOL).
In closing, they talk about the recent viral YouTube videos that started with “Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends,” and a new gay British series worth checking out. Check out the episode below!
With 12 No. 1 hits and her first No. 1 album under her belt, Rihanna is looking to conquer other forms of media. The “Diamonds” singer recently announced she’s heading to reality television. And before you get too excited (or disgusted depending on your stance with unscripted shows), it’s not a voyeuristic docu-series like Nicki Minaj’s E! show or Britney Spears‘ UPN trainwreck from years ago. Instead, the 24-year-old will be channeling Heidi Klum.
“Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career,” says Rihanna. “I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work.”
RiRi will handpick 12 up-and-coming designers to compete for a chance to design clothes for A-list celebrities. Accompanied by experts in the fashion industry who’ll act as mentors, Rihanna will whittle down the field until a winner is revealed. Styled To Rock will air 10 half-hour episodes on the Style channel. In addition to starring in the fashion competition, she’ll also executive produce the project. Styled To Rock is set to air sometime in 2013. Will Smith will also co-produce the show.
I probably shouldn’t say cover since “Diamonds” is kinda her song. The Australian singer-songwriter co-penned Rihanna’s current hit with writer Benny Blanco. Ever since people found out Sia wrote the Stargate-produced track, fans have wondered if a demo of her singing the single would ever surface on the internet. While that hasn’t happened, the 36-year-old gave us a taste of what it would sound like.
While attending the 2012 Norwegian-American Achievement Award Gala (who knew that existed?), Sia took to the stage to perform “Diamonds”. Accompanied by just a piano, Sia’s stripped down rendition is exactly the perfection that I thought it would be. Her rich vocals really give the lyrics new emotion. Even in its raw form, it’s flawless. That said, I would love to listen to a produced version of it. Check out Sia’s cover below.
It’s abundantly clear that Rihanna is allergic to bras or any other form of clothing cover her breasts. Once again, the 24-year-old is posing naked for her music’s artwork. A tactic she used for her latest album’s cover Unapologetic. She also recently posed nearly-nude for the cover of GQ’s Men of the Year issue. To quote one of her earlier albums, RiRi is a Good Girl, Gone Bad.
To be perfectly honest, the sex sells approach seems to be working. For the first time in six previous tries, Rihanna scored her first No. 1 album. She moved 238,000 copies of Unapologetic in its first week of release. The singer also sits atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with “Diamonds“. Life is certainly pretty nice for Rihanna despite being holed up in a hotel room for a couple days after catching a flu during her recent 777 tour.
The superstar unveiled the cover art for “Pour It Up” on her Instagram yesterday. The single will be second official release off Unapologetic. Given that the track is an ode to pole dancing life, the cover with her covering her lady lumps with her arms and holding a dollar bill seems appropriate. As an aside, you’d think Ri would pose with a Benjamin or Hamilton instead of a $1 Washington. If you haven’t heard “Pour It Up” yet, check it out below.